Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Note Card Party Time

It's time once again for the Note Card Party at Vee's haven.
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In honor of the first day of summer I'm going with a 
Relax and Enjoy the Garden theme. 

Sometimes we get so busy planting, weeding, mowing and watering that we forget to stop and just enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Today you have my permission ;-) to take a break from the work and head out to the garden with a good book.

Sometimes it's nice to just sit and enjoy nature...
the bunnies hopping, the birds busily making homes for their babies, butterflies fluttering, flowers growing, wind chimes chiming ...

Perhaps you'd rather take a dip in the pool.


or sit and enjoy a good conversation with a friend.

Thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you a happy, fun-filled and relaxing summer :).

 
As always, thanks to Vee for hosting this fun party.

Note:  all photos taken at my husband's Aunt Barbara's house.  She was an avid gardener, loved antiques and had a real flair for decorating.  Having raised five boys, her home was always a lively place to be.  Sadly she passed away eight months after these photos were taken.  I'm sure she is tending the gardens in heaven now.

~ Kim

40 comments:

  1. A beautiful garden and these photos would be so pretty as note cards.
    Heavens' gardens must be awesome!!

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  2. Yes, I do think Aunt Barbara must be enjoying the gardens of heaven--her gardens were so lovely. The photos are beautiful!

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  3. What a wonderful garden to remember her by! She truly did have a green thumb and a good eye for design. I could happily spend time in such a garden.

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  4. Your photos look like summer! Sorry about your husband's aunt. It sounds like she lived a good life.

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  5. You have a beautiful spot in which to enjoy the summer weather. Great photos! Pamela

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  6. Her garden was lovely and I am sure you are so glad to have these pictures of a reminder of her...

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  7. Hi Kim! Oh, I love that garden! I don't have all those nooks and crannies in my garden. It looks magical!

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  8. A great theme for note cards for sure. I really enjoyed these scenes...

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  9. I love her garden. It must feel so restful there. Every picture was beautiful. I like to pick a favorite at the note card party, and for these my favorite is the one with the bunny on the chair arm. Great choices!

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  10. I agree, what lovely photos. Her home must have been beautiful. xo

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  11. Your Aunt Barbara really had a green thumb and your photos would make wonderful note cards. What a wonderful place to spend a summer afternoon.

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  12. Your aunt had lovely gardens and I'm sure many enjoyed visiting there. Your photos are so beautiful!

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  13. The flowers are yard are beautiful, looks like a great way to spend a summer afternoon:@)

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  14. Beautiful restful looking gardens! It would be so relaxing to sit there and enjoy a good book. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. What beautiful garden photos!

    I'd love to rest there and read a book!

    This was a beautiful way to honor your husbands' aunt.

    Deanna

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  16. Kim,
    Lovely photos! How inviting your aunt's home was. Beautiful gardens. I am sure she found much joy tending them.

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  17. The perfect selection for summertime note cards. I want to sit myself down, enjoy your pool and read a good book!

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  18. i love spending time in the garden or yard. time to be quiet & calm yourself. perfect for this time of the year. (:

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  19. How relaxing and what a great place to visit, everything calls you to take time out and enjoy

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  20. Hi Kim, Wow--what a gorgeous yard. I love the picture of the little girl on the bench. Hope you got that one when Aunt Barbara died... (Hope someone who loves gardening bought her home.)

    Great set of pictures for note cards.

    Are your parents still in Fairfield Glade?
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. Oh I love the statue of the reclining girl, reading, in the first photo. Just love it.

    Everything there, was so beautiful and relaxing. What a place to rest and unwind. :-)

    "Love looks not with the eyes,
    but with the mind..."

    ~W. Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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  22. What a beautiful set of garden note cards! So peaceful and serene...

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  23. Yes, I'm sure she is tending the gardens in heaven! They are beautiful photos! Enjoy your day!

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  24. Kim what great photos. What a beautiful statue of the little girl reading her book. And the pool looks really nice too. Sorry to hear about your Aunt. Thank you for visiting my blog and I became a follower of yours. You have a really lovely blog.

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  25. She really had a beautiful garden. I am so sorry she passed...I know you miss her. These would be wonderful for notecards.

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  26. Aunt Barbara has a green thumb and knows how to cozy up the garden ~ a perfect choice for the notecard party.

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  27. Hi Kim! So glad you visited me at The Writer's Reverie for my first Note Card Party post. It was fun to come up with it and I've enjoyed visiting others - thinking theme for next month. I have really enjoyed my visit with you and your recent posts - especially the bluebird post. So sad about the other eggs. We have wrens who do that in our yard - didn't know the sparrows did it, too. How do these little guys survive - but for the Lord!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  28. A book...in a lovely garden...beside the pool. Sounds perfect! And it makes for a wonderful collection of note card pic's!

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  29. Beautiful garden pictures. I could sit there all day. These photos make gorgeous notecards.

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  30. If you packaged each of your picture notecards, I would be the first in line to purchase them. Really, what a gifted lady you are to be able to capture true beauty and then use your camera to share it with us. When I have a few extra moments, I would love to do Vee's notecards. All the ladies amaze me with their chose of selections.

    Right now, I would love to catch a plane and join you in your aunt's lovely pool area. Another visit with you as added joy to my day.

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  31. Beautiful...I want to visit there! :-)

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  32. Awww, what a beautiful garden she had.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  33. Oh Kim, the garden pictures at Aunt Barbara's house are so beautiful!!

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  34. You can tell Aunt Barbara loved her garden. I was so taken with the statue of the little girl with braids reading her book. I was looking at myself at that age. Out in the garden on the bench reading my Nancy Drew Mystery books. (I still have them). Such a beautiful post. Thanks for visiting my blog too. I awoke this morning to a buck deer sleeping outside my studio.

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  35. Hi Kim!

    I love that statue and have been looking for one just like it. Good thing I live nowhere near Aunt Barbara's house...lol. She had a beautiful garden. How nice that it can come to life again for a little while on your blog.

    I have started a new blog as mine was full and hope to see you there...

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  36. Barbara's yard evokes such charm and sweetness. I am sorry to read that she passed. She is loving an even more glorious garden now.

    much love,
    Becky

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  37. What a beautiful garden! How nice that you could share her garden with all of us! Her garden will forever be in cyberspace while she tends her heavenly garden. Yes, she did have a flair for decorating!

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